Originally Posted by |Zach|
Apple doesnít want to sell devices that can do everything; they want to find the best form factor to consume some types of digital content, and then focus on them. If you look at it, you can do pretty much everything on your personal computer; by that philosophy, you donít need anything else besides a laptop. And yet, youíve now got smartphones and e-readers selling very well. Could it be that one powerful device is not as good as several less powerful, but more focused ones?
Your comparison is a loose grab at logic at best. Yes you can do all of these on your home PC or laptop. But the difference between a smartphone/iPhone and a laptop is the extreme portability. You can take your phone anywhere, how many people you see at the club sitting on their cell phone? How many do you see sitting on a laptop.
I get what you are saying, but this iPad is not one of Apple's better moves. If they wanted to make an e-reader, why market it as a tablet.